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The Avi Blog has moved to VMware!

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Posted on Dec 5, 2019 10:32:48 AM

Find our new home on VMware's Load Balancing and WAF blog: https://blogs.vmware.com/load-balancing/
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Goldilocks and the 3 Load Balancers

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Sep 4, 2019 1:25:43 PM

Once upon a time there was an enterprise application named Goldilocks. She decided to explore the local tech show.
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Topics: load balancer, ADC, Software Load Balancer, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, Hardware, hardware load balancer vs software load balancer

The Honest Comparison of Avi Networks and NGINX Plus

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Sep 3, 2019 9:17:31 AM

Avi Networks was acquired by VMware in July 2019 and the Avi Vantage Platform is now known as NSX Advanced Load Balancer (ALB). But that hasn’t stopped people from talking about Avi Networks — especially competitor F5 Networks and their recent open-source acquisition NGINX.
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Topics: load balancer, Application Delivery Controller, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, Multi-cloud Load Balancing

Time to Get Social with Avi Networks

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jun 5, 2019 2:25:58 PM

We do our best to share relevant news, interesting ideas, and fun posts here on the Avi Blog, but you're missing a lot of great content if this is the only place you look. If you want the latest Avi news, deep dive demos, and thought leadership, here are some other Avi channels you’ll want to follow!
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Topics: Tweet, video, Demo

Services Over Software: Have ADC Vendors Missed the Mark?

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on May 23, 2019 12:48:11 PM

Since you’re on avinetworks.com, you probably are familiar with the fact that we offer a software load balancer. Well, technically speaking, we offer load balancing services that are software-defined. This may seem like I’m splitting hairs, but it is actually quite significant.
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Topics: Software Load Balancer, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, load balancer automation

Enterprises Demand “Load Balancing-as-a-Service”; Avi SaaS Wins Gold

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on May 7, 2019 11:38:45 AM

Infrastructure is transforming into a services model. For example, enterprises now focus less on physical servers and individual virtual machines; instead, enterprises focus on acquiring compute resources via cloud services. But this shift isn’t just happening with compute, it’s happening all across the tech stack as outlined in Deutsche Bank's recent case study with Avi Networks.
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Topics: Innovation Award, Multi-cloud Load Balancing

Deutsche Bank Uses Avi Networks for "Everything-as-a-Service" Strategy

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Apr 23, 2019 11:36:30 AM

Deutsche Bank, one of the world’s largest financial services institutions, set out to modernize their application and infrastructure architecture with a fabric initiative. The company sought to use microservices architecture for their applications that manage internal products, run calculations, deal with data transformation, support swift payment processing, regulate cutting-edge chatbot automation, and much more.
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Topics: Customers, Service Fabric, software-defined load balancing, Distributed Services Fabric, Elastic Application Services Fabric, Modernization

What is a Load Balancing Fabric, And Why You Need One

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Apr 17, 2019 2:17:11 PM

When you enter a query into the Google Search Engine, thousands of containers distributed across a global network spring into action to give you results instantly. That is also how YouTube and Gmail work too.
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Topics: Software Load Balancer, automation, IT Automation, intent-based load balancer, Multi-cloud Load Balancing, load balancer automation

Controller vs. Instance Manager - Why You Should Look Under the Hood of your Load Balancer

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Mar 28, 2019 9:38:22 AM

If you work with load balancers, you’ve probably heard the term “controller” lately. Enterprises have had to significantly increase their load balancer footprint to keep up with the growing number of applications. The controller is the way to automate the management and lifecycle of load balancers across data centers and clouds. But here’s the problem, load balancing vendors like F5 Networks, Citrix, and NGINX do not have a controller. They have an instance manager. Let’s explore the difference.
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Does Your Load Balancer Spark Joy?

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Feb 14, 2019 11:14:48 AM

The world is ablaze with Marie Kondo and her KonMari Method™. Her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and her Netflix series have impacted the lives of millions around the globe. Marie Kondo's method starts with a simple question: “Does it spark joy?” If a particular item sparks joy, keep it. If not, part ways with it.
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Topics: Software Load Balancer, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, Hardware, f5 vs avi networks, hardware load balancer vs software load balancer

  
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